Three individuals were shot during a baby shower in Pennsylvania, police said, following an argument over gifts.
Three persons were shot and wounded Saturday evening during a baby shower in Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania, according to Lower Burrell Police Chief John Marhefka during a news briefing.
Officers were summoned just after 6 p.m. to the Kinloch Volunteer Fire Department in Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania, in response to a shooting inside the fire hall.
"This was not an active shooter incident, but rather a single family incident occurring during a baby shower," he explained.
According to early investigation, the incident began as a family disagreement over baby shower gifts. It devolved into a physical altercation and then gunshots when the "suspect brandished a nine-millimeter semiautomatic handgun" and fired three shots into the throng of approximately 25 friends and family, the chief added.
A 23-year-old male, a 19-year-old woman, and a 16-year-old kid were hurt in the incident, Marhefka added. The victims were sent to hospitals in Pittsburgh to receive treatment for their gunshot wounds. Their precise injuries were unknown at the time of the press conference.
As cops approached, the suspected gunman exited the fire hall and was apprehended without incident, according to the chief.
No other information was offered on the suspect, who was sent to the city jail and was anticipated to face charges later that day, Marhefka said.